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Port Tampa Bay is pleased to announce that one of its major environmental projects, the McKay Bay Restoration project, has been acknowledged as winner in the Mitigation category of the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) Annual Environmental Improvement Awards program. The program recognizes projects that show leadership and exemplary environmental stewardship in and around seaports.

Port Tampa Bay, with assistance from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), embarked upon and completed a combination of wetland restoration projects within the McKay Bay Ecosystem in Tampa Bay. The net impact of this work has resulted in the restoration of estuarine wetlands and adjacent shallow intertidal bay bottom within this historically impaired water body.

Earlier this year, the project received honorable mention in the annual Future of the Region Awards program of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Other project partners were as follows: Hillsborough County EPC; …

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by: Michael Edwards

(NaturalNews) (Natural News) The best way to avoid genetically modified foods is to know which foods are genetically modified and which foods are not. It helps to understand the difference between heirlooms, hybrids, and GMOs.

With heirlooms, you save the seeds of a fruit or vegetable with favorable characteristics. Other than selecting which plant seeds to save, the seeds are not manipulated.

Hybridization is the act of cross-pollinating two plants; each with a dominant favorable trait resulting in fruit that will bear both of those traits.

 Seedless watermelons are a good example of a hybrid; they are not a GMO food.

Foods That Are Genetically ModifiedBeets, corn, cotton, Hawaiian papaya, soy, rice, canola, alfalfa, yeast (for making wine), and milk (with RGBH) are genetically modified foods that have been deemed "fit for human consumption," and are being produced and sold to us.

More than half of the cotton grown in the world is ge…